The Wrong Face

Contextual framing of facial expressions within pervasive narratives.

Graduation Thesis, August 2018
Media Technology MSc program, Leiden University
Supervisors: Dr. M.J. van Duijn, Professor P.W. Meineck

H1 The expression on a character’s face, when offered in a pervasive context, is of no consequence for the perceived gist of a narrative and the ability to sympathize with the character.

One on one, no one (just me)

Media Technology MSc Exhibition
Leiden University
Langegracht 70, Leiden
Januari 25 t/m 28 – 2017


A very small place; confined

Person A:
Can you hear yourself think? Is it a voice inside your head? Or is there something preceding a thought; a shiver somewhere inside your body? You have to listen closely.

Person B:
Is there anybody else? Can you tell me what you see? I might be seeing the same. Tell me what you think; please try.

Kaan Koyuncu – Stijn van Linden – Robbert Ritmeester


Casted pulp paper, 55 x 78 cm, 36 NFC-tags

Three layers of handmade pulp paper. The paper appears to be blanc. Sandwiched between the layers, like watermarks, are 36 NFC-tags. When a NFC enabled smartphone is held to a spot on the paper a corresponding webpage pops up. It shows one off the 36 dramatic situations supposedly describing all human interaction from ancient days till the present.

Touch Points

Grooming media,about virtual touch and feelings of social presence.
De Vrijplaats Middelstegracht 36, Leiden
3 & 4 juni 2016

Skype touch

What constitutes ‘being close to somebody’? Grooming and cocooning on the sofa with the telephone switched off? Or quite the opposite, by being in touch and touching base 24/7 through Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp? Or simply both, whenever?

Timeslot (3)

Timeslot 1: Interactive DVD – 2008

Three cameras follow a rubber-ring floating in a swimming pool. Nothing happens. Sometimes the ring bumps into another ring, an air-mattress or the side of the pool. That is all. Timeslot is infinite.

Timeslot was recorded in Second Life using three cameras, which means there are always two other points of view to choose. You can change your point of view using the DVD remote control. Pressing OK/ENTER switches to another camera angle.

Timeslot 2 : Hogeschool van Amsterdam – three beamers – one day

Timeslot 3 : Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen – 14 mei – 7 juli 2008

Zegt de Ander

Bijbels Museum – Amsterdam, 12 september – 18 november 2007

Na een openbare oproep heeft het Bijbels Museum dertien kunstenaars die actief zijn binnen de nieuwe media uitgenodigd om zich te laten inspireren door een tekst uit Psalm 119 “Ik ben een vreemdeling op aarde”.

Programming interaction: Daniël van Gils / Kamerblauwlicht 

Deelnemende kunstenaars: Nynke Deinema (1963), Jan Dietvorst (1953) & Roy Villevoye (1960), Rinus Groenendaal (1949), Myung Feyen (1981), Kristina Kersa (1979), Sabine Mooibroek (1967), Erik Olofsen (1970), Robbert Ritmeester (1958), Sela (1975), F. Starik (1958), Linda Verkaaik (1956) en Jake de Vos (1966)

De Buren

Do you hear some clatter every once and a while? Do you sometimes smell something peculiar? Are they absolute bastards or the loveliest people in the world? And what do you think the neighbours have to say about you? Come to the shop-window at van der Hoopstraat 39 and let your neighbours know on the local website how you really feel about them!

Shop-window at van der Hoopstraat 39 with telephone connection (voice mail) and website (interactive)
10 juni – 20 november 2005
Title in English: The Neighbours
Software website: Peet Sneekes (sneaker concepts)
Production: ArtWalk – Amsterdam / Stichting EnEn – Amsterdam
Voicemail: Mrs Umbgrove 

Do you want to feel safe?

Would you let an unknown person into your house just because he or she looks trustworthy? When do you feel safe when the thought itself makes you feel uneasy? When do you let somebody in? In your country, in your home or in your head? Do you want to feel safe takes place on both sides of the front door.

Play (Flash): Do You want to feel safe?
Website: Do You want to feel safe?

Exhibitionspace AIM – Amsterdam & internet
8 april – 1 mei 2005
Software: Peet Sneekes (sneaker concepts)
Production: Artistsinitiative AIM/ Stichting EnEn
With thanks to: Mondriaanfonds / Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst